Weddings are an important part of our lives, considered by many as one of the big stepping stones in our existence. In order to immortalize such moments, investing in a high-end camera is a good move, whether you plan on taking the pictures yourself or if you are doing this professional. In my opinion the best camera for wedding photography would be the mighty Nikon D3200.
The Nikon D3200 ships with a massive 24.2 megapixel dx-format CMOS sensor that allows it to take high-quality photographs in almost any circumstances. This is then coupled with the Nikon EXPEED 3 image processor, allowing you to take breathtaking pictures in the worst conditions. These two elements are highly important since they directly affect the image quality of the end result.
One of the best features, if you are new to the whole business is the Guide Mode. This allows the camera to take you step by step through the key features as well as key controls while you are shooting pictures. There is advice readily available to the user and there are also sample images that will help you get the most out of each shot.
With access to six different scene modes you can have the camera optimize its settings to ensure the best end result. The Nikon D3200 is the best camera for wedding photography because of its scene auto selector. Even when you do not have time to go through all the settings of the camera, by using the scene auto selector you can get the best settings quickly depending on the scene you are taking the pictures in. The 420-pixel RGB sensor allow the D3200 to easily recognize each scene and adjust its settings accordingly.
Now pictures are one part of the story, but what if you need to shoot videos as well? Then the Nikon D3200 will take care of that with full HD 1080p video recording with full-time autofocus, exposure controls as well as stereo sound. Thanks to the 921,000-dot display, you can view the results of your work while shooting the video. When you need the added detail of each frame, the Nikon D3200 can record at up to 60 frames per second allowing more information to pass through each second of the video.
These are all good and nice, but you need proper optics to take care of complicated shots or difficult situations. For that you get access to a plethora or available lenses. The AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55 mm lens will give you control over each individual shot, not to mention that the D3200 is compatible with over 70 different NIKKOR lenses, meaning that you can easily get accessories to fit each situation.
The 11-point autofocusing system is fast and precise allowing you to focus your points, track a specific subject and with the powerful sensor and image processor combined, the D3200 can take continuous photos at 4 frames per second at the full 24.2 megapixel resolution.
With Wi-Fi connectivity, uploading images to your smartphones is easy and you don’t need to stop your photo shoot just to see how your work looks so far. With a huge ISO range from 100 to 6400, the Nikon D3200 will work in any conditions and for the extreme low-light situation, just go for the highest ISO setting that boosts this up to ISO 12800 equivalent.
With all these features and many more, the Nikon D3200 can easily take on the title of best camera for wedding photography. Not to mention that with a solid price sitting around £500, this digital SLR will not cost you an arm and a leg either!